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Wimbledon: Venus and Serena Williams upset in doubles

June 30, 2010 |  6:30 am

Zvonareva and Vesnina The top-seeded women's doubles team of Venus and Serena Williams were upset Wednesday by the unseeded team of Elena Vesnina and Vera Zvonareva of Russia, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Serena Williams who, along with Zvonareva, will play in Thursday's women's singles semifinals, played with a black taping on her serving shoulder.

The last time the Williams sisters didn't win a Grand Slam doubles tournament they entered was the 2009 French Open.

Serena will meet unseeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in one Thursday semifinal. The 21st-seeded Zvonareva will play Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria in the other.

-- Diane Pucin in Wimbledon, England

Photo: The unseeded Russian doubles team of Vera Zvonareva, left, and Elena Vesnina beat the Williams sisters on June 30, 2010, at Wimbledon. Credit: Ian Kington / AFP/Getty Images